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Author Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 24/10/2017 14:05:55
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Back to slate this week for a change. Big Grin
The Thursday Nighters are heading into Wrysgan for the evening. This is mostly on foot but bring SRT kit if you fancy dangling off a rope (optional).

Meet around 6:15pm at the Cwmorthin car park here:
https://zoom.earth/#52.989939,-3.963457,18z,sat

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 25/10/2017 01:02:16
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Fab' Big Grin
Can we we do the slightly dodgy scramble and squeeze through the collapse bit just after the "person way" that leads to the Fluffy Draig tunnel, then cram as much in as possible? There's also a possible traverse (another one) from the personway with the steel cable. I think it's the second level up from where someone has rigged some steps from the bottom. Confused yet? I know where I mean...
Slighlty too enthusiastically.
Me Big Grin

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 25/10/2017 09:10:42
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Sounds good. Lead on MacDuff! IP: 147.143.12.215
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 25/10/2017 10:36:34
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Hope to be there... Big Grin

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 25/10/2017 23:54:03
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Can't manage this week sorry, just got back from the states and rather jetlagged and worklagged!

Have fun though!

Will probably go digging next week, not got in there for a month :O

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 08:55:46
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Hoping to make this one if I have the energy after work! IP: 82.132.215.56
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 09:46:05
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Have a meeting at 13.30 which could drag on and then a few loose ends to tie up so not looking good for me. All my gear in the van ready though so....if I'm there I'm there, if not etc Sad

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 10:17:36
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Remind me? Thursday nights? I have a recollection of darkness, often mud and damp, regularly ropes or digging implements? Getting home late?

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 10:25:24
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SimonRL wrote:

Remind me? Thursday nights? I have a recollection of darkness, often mud and damp, regularly ropes or digging implements? Getting home late?


To be honest, if I was you I'd just deregister from this site and consign your former hobby to the past. You need to let go.

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 11:42:15
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SimonRL wrote:



.....darkness, often mud and damp.....digging implements?



Nappy-changing duties aren't that much different Laugh

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 12:48:51
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It may be a late arrival for me or not at all. So if im not there by 18:30 go on without me

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 13:33:32
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A voice from the past!!

Plan to make this one Big Grin
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 20:12:04
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Check the “wormhole” and let me know if anything more is needed to make it a safe route. I’m still in Eastern Europe but can bring some more scaf bits when I come home. Innocent IP: 94.124.5.10
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 26/10/2017 20:54:45
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I think the big rock that should have dropped through then decided to tip horizontal as it went down and became a perfectly fitted plug is still in place. Daren't use bang to move it as there's too much unstable stuff above. The rock could be carefully chain drilled 3/4 way through then the holes filled with Dexpan or other non-explosive expansive demolition compound to gently crack it apart...

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 27/10/2017 02:10:14
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Great trip, nice round through up and down trip Big Grin cheers all Thumb Up IP: 90.214.210.22 Edited: 27/10/2017 02:48:13 by 4737carlin
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 27/10/2017 09:07:48
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Nice too see everyone, it was a great turnout! Thumbs Up

Rather to our surprise, the wormhole is wide open.
The guillotine slab is still poised but there's plenty of room to avoid touching it at all. We rigged a Y-hang with the intention of dropping through without touching the sides. It sort of works but still results in people stepping on some of the loose stuff. It's hard to see how that could be resolved without lots of scaff. The actual ab off our Y-hang is only about 2m making it the shortest pull-through in the world. Blush
The waterfall is still there, giving everyone a soaking.
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 27/10/2017 09:56:11
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Was a great trip, thanks for having me! Thumbs Up

Really going to have to invest in a Stop now, those things are impressive!

Hope to see you all again.
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 27/10/2017 10:18:15
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good to hear it's still open, will have to come see it at some point.

Would be worth a bit of steel to hold open no?

Would be happy to donate some small RSJs...

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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 27/10/2017 10:34:00
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That's kind of you Miles. First step is for someone with more engineering knowledge than me to look at it, shake their heads, mutter and hopefully come up with a plan. IP: 147.143.12.215
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Thursday Nighters - 26th of October
Posted: 27/10/2017 12:20:43
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Curious to know how the 'plug' released itself, when it flipped and blocked the wormhole that night, it seemed very firmly wedged and resisted all efforts of crow barring. We haven't had any earthquakes, odd that it seems to have freed itself... Did someone find that hidden cache of old bang and decide to see if it was still any good? Shocked

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